For International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, this March, we’re celebrating strong female lead characters from some of our favorite Kidoodle.TV® series. Representation in children’s media is extremely important. What kids watch on TV can fundamentally impact the development of their self-image.1 The film and television industry still has a long way to go to improve diverse representation, both on and off-screen. At Kidoodle.TV, we’re committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion as it relates to gender identity, race, ethnicity, neurodiversity, and more. Check out some of these inspiring female lead characters available to stream for free on Kidoodle.TV!
True from True & Rainbow Kingdom
True, and her hilarious best friend Bartleby the cat, often come to the rescue of the Rainbow Kingdom’s whimsical citizens. True is the only one that can unleash the power of the Magical Wishes from the Wishing Tree in order to set things right and keep all the residents safe. True and Bartleby’s adventures empower children to be mindful, courageous, and respectful of all living things.
Pucca from Pucca
Pucca is the daughter of a noodle shop owner who has a crush on traveling ninja fighter Garu. Every time she steals a kiss, she increases her amazing powers. Pucca always seems to beat him in combat, and unintentional competition, simply by sheer will.
Lil’ Doc from Lil’ Doc
Lil’ Doc, a young, well-meaning female doctor and friend to kids, who explains diseases and their symptoms, along with her funny and loveable assistant, Lil’ Munchkin, a hypochondriac chameleon! The series helps kids understand a total of 52 medical conditions, including colds, cancer, allergies, depression, and autism.
Sophie from Science with Sophie
Science with Sophie is an award-winning live-action science comedy series for all ages. Created and hosted by science educator, actor, and comedian, Sophie Shrand, the characters (who are all played by Sophie) invite kids to be smart, curious, brave, funny scientists in their every day.
Cleo from Cleo & Cuquin
Cleo & Cuquin follows eight-year-old Cleo and her youngest brother, Cuquin, as they help their other siblings solve the problems they encounter. At the end of each episode, Cleo uses the lessons learned to help her determine what she wants to be when she grows up.
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